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Low Natural Gas Prices

The recent spike in natural gas prices may have helped numerous drilling companies avoid disaster. Often, natural gas companies involved in drilling in the Marcellus Shale in West Virginia lease mineral rights from landowners and sign contracts to provide natural gas to third parties. When natural gas prices are low, drilling companies may have difficulty seeing profit due to price suppression. Yet those companies may feel compelled to continue drilling and supplying natural gas based …

Mineral Rights in West Virginia

A property that contains minerals will often have two owners – one that owns the above-ground property or surface rights and one that owns the below-the-surface property or mineral rights. Often, these property rights conflict. The mineral owner may want to do work on the surface of the property that is necessary to extract minerals from the ground; at the same time, the surface owner may not want the mineral owner to do that work …

Jeffrey Hall selected as top lawyer for mass torts, class actions

Hendrickson & Long PLLC attorney Jeffry Hall recently was selected as 2016 “Lawyer of the Year” for Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants in the Charleston area. Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the “Lawyer of the Year,” making this accolade particularly significant. These lawyers are selected based on particularly impressive voting averages received during the peer-review assessments. Receiving this designation reflects the high …

Mounting a Defense When Your Professional License is Under Threat

The prospect of losing one’s professional license can be an extremely stressful experience. When one is faced with disbarment or license revocation, one’s entire source of income becomes threatened.  There is also an element of public shaming, and of course the possibility of fines and other sanctions.  With so much at stake, it is imperative that individuals facing license revocation or disbarment obtain representation from a skilled and dedicated professional license defense attorney.  The future …

New Developments in Employment Discrimination Laws

New federal and state laws concerning discriminatory hiring practices on the bases of gender or sexual orientation are drastically changing the landscape of employment law in the United States. It is important for companies to be aware that actions taken by their employees, even contractors and sub-contractors, may constitute employment discrimination under the widening scope of these prohibitions. If you have a question concerning a possible employment discrimination lawsuit, the defense attorneys at Hendrickson & …